Will Michigan Parents Use This New One Shot Vaccine For Kids?
Vax vs Anti-Vax
It is a hot button issue. Huge. Especially here in Michigan.
Currently, 18 states allow nonmedical vaccine exemptions for either "conscientious objector" or "philosophical/personal belief" reasons. (Science Alert)
According to Michigan Law:
PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
(1) A child is exempt from the requirements of this part as to a specific immunization for any period of time as to which a physician certifies that a specific immunization is or may be detrimental to the child's health or is not appropriate.
(2) A child is exempt from this part if a parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of the child presents a written statement to the administrator of the child's school or operator of the group program to the effect that the requirements of this part cannot be met because of religious convictions or other objection to immunization.
Now, let's add the latest approval from the FDA of a one shot vaccination that will protect kids from six diseases.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a children’s vaccine in December of 2018 that will protect children from six diseases.
The vaccine, ‘Vaxelis,’ will start showing up at Pediatric offices in 2020.
Vaxelis is designed for children between six weeks and four years old and it aims at protecting children from contracting Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B and HIB (Haemphilia Influenza Type B). HIB is an invasive disease caused by the bacteria in Haemophilia Influenza Type B. (WILX)